Hi Hill Bombers and welcome! I, like you, ran across "The Maker's Diet" first, and that's where we started. How very, very nice of your pharmacology professor to give you that book!!! Tell her I said thanks! I don't think it's necessarily "too radical", Rubin is just in to super healthy eating. I give him credit for writing a very inspiring story about
his journey, that's for sure! Don't think you need to buy his supplements, though. There are many good brands of probiotics and digestive enzymes on the market. Also, he was coached back to wellness by Elaine Gottschall--I have it on good authority.
Remember, whatever you do it will take time and there will likely be setbacks along the road. After you read the MD, please do read "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall, as Osprey101 suggested. It will pull everything together for you. It is all about
carbs...carbs carbs carbs. Elaine explains it well, as does the LWB book Osprey suggested. Also, Elaine would not have you start with the raw veggies, fruits and nuts you mentioned that you have issues with. Since you've had surgery in the past, they may never be a good option...I don't know... But please learn to like meat. Maybe start with a wonderful, light, white fish like Tilapia, Halibut or Flounder. Do you like salmon? Gosh, I'm hungry...
In BTVC, Elaine also explains the importance of the home made, 24 hour fermented yogurt. The beneficial bacteria in the yogurt re-populate the intestinal tract and the lactose is virtually all used up during fermentation (no worries about
lactose intolerance). Store bought yogurt cannot compete in number of beneficial bacteria (700 billion in one cup) and super low lactose content. It shouldn't give you any intestinal issues, but she does say to add it to the diet slowly.
Good luck to you! Stay with us! We love to chat about
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too! (cooking challenged)